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Dan Corjescu: Three Poems

Dan Corjescu: Three Poems

  Lost Brother   Once I called you “brother” and this stayed for a long time But your strong legs lay like broken brass logs awkward upon the asphalt A rusty hatchet buried deep in the old heart of another     The 5th   It is said that I should unsay you that I deny the movements just so to wrap up a whole modern city in an unread newspaper and love watch it leave it contort down the…

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The Land of Green Plums

The Land of Green Plums

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009 is . . . . Herta Müller. I confess. I do not know her work, had not heard of her prior to yesterday, but so far, the reviews indicate she is well worth knowing. The Swedish Academy said of her: “with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.” Born in Romania in 1953, in the German-speaking town of Niţchidorf, Herta’s family was…

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